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First Line: The wind has reverenced the splendor of the night
Last Line: I would to-night the storms were all awake!
Subject(s): Night; Storms; Wind; Winter; Bedtime


The wind has reverenced the splendor of the night.
Westward upon the green and saffron light
Of dusk it passed, with vasty wings and voice not low,
Fleeing with awe the splendor of the night.

Were I the wind to-night, the tangled stars and snow
My aweless wings' unfettered might would know.
O joy, the tranced splendor of the air to shake
And starward hurl like spray the errant snow!

Ah, for the tyranny of furious wings, to wake
Superb, this ecstasy of calm; to slake
My passion-winnowed heart with tempests' windy woe!
I would to-night the storms were all awake!





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